Girls in Engineering

Girls in Engineering and eye research team among Eureka Prize finalists

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

An outreach program to encourage high school girls to study STEM subjects and the research team that developed a highly effective strategy to reduce the impact of a common eye infection are finalists in the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

Christobel Saunders

Improved physician communication for cancer patients

Friday, 26 July 2019

New research led by Monash University and involving The University of Western Australia, Melbourne University, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Flinders University, and Eastern Health has highlighted best practice for communication between physicians and cancer patients.

Guest Speaker at the Convocation Spring Ordinary Meeting, Prof Peter Veth

Spring Ordinary Meeting of Convocation 2019

Thursday, 25 July 2019

All UWA graduates and other members of Convocation are invited to attend the Spring Ordinary Meeting in the Banquet Hall of the University Club of Western Australia on Friday 20 September 2019 at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.

The guest speaker for the evening,

Guest Speaker: Professor Peter Veth, Director of the UWA Oceans Institute and Professor of Archaeology, will give a talk on

"A Deep History of Maritime Peoples from North Western Australia."

RSVP

Dr Raj Kurup, UWA Convocation Council Member

Dr Raj Kurup selected as one of Australia's top 30 Most Innovative Engineers 2019

Thursday, 25 July 2019

UWA Convocation Council member Dr Raj Kurup has been selected as one of Australia’s top 30 Most Innovative Engineers 2019 by the Institution of Engineers Australia, an honour for which he was previously recognised in 2017.

Arman Siahvashi with his CryoSolid apparatus

UWA PhD graduate Arman Siahvashi being named as one of Australia's Most Innovative Engineers

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Convocation celebrates with UWA PhD graduate Arman Siahvashi being named as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers, and finalist for two categories in the WA Innovator of the Year 2019. Arman is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Engineering.

Rock Art agreement

New agreement to preserve, protect and study WA rock art

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

A new era of Western Australian rock art research is about to begin with the signing of an agreement between Rio Tinto and The University of Western Australia for a five-year funding arrangement for rock art research.

Two whales

Exmouth gulf home to secret whale nursery

Friday, 19 July 2019

A study led by The University of Western Australia and Oceanwise Australia has revealed the remarkable biodiversity of the Exmouth Gulf in Western Australia’s remote North West, including a secret nursery where whales whisper to their calves.

Immunotherapy researchers

Researchers unlock clues to improving cancer treatment

Thursday, 18 July 2019

A research project led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with Telethon Kids Institute and 13 health research organisations has identified key differences between cancers that respond to immunotherapy and those that do not.

Elderly woman holding two bottles of medication

Older Australians taking multiple medicines may be putting their health at risk

Monday, 15 July 2019

The number of Australians over the age of 70 taking five medicines or more a day has risen to nearly one million people and is increasing, according to a new study led by The University of Western Australia in collaboration with UNSW, Sydney.  The study has been published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Baby sleeping on blanket

New test could reduce premature births by up to 30 per cent

Friday, 12 July 2019

Researchers at The University of Western Australia and King Edward Memorial Hospital have teamed up with Australian molecular diagnostics company SpeeDx to commercialise a new low-cost test to identify women at risk of premature birth. Based on research and results of clinical trials they predict the test could reduce premature birth by up to 30 per cent.